Q&A - Dead Body in Hearse Qualify for HOV Lane Use?
Can a funeral home employee use the HOV lane after picking of a deceased person when transferring to funeral home from place of death? Would the deceased person qualify as a second person for the HOV lane with the driver?
"high occupancy vehicle" means
(a) a bus, or
(b) a vehicle under 5 500 Kg GVW that is carrying at least the minimum number of persons specified by the applicable traffic control device;
The Motor Vehicle Act Regulations does not define what a person is. When that is the case, then other laws or the dictionary are the fallback to try and find context.
A person is considered to be a person when they are alive, and in the case of a foetus, it is not considered to become a person until after fully birthed.
So, your deceased does not count at all and the pregnant woman only counts as one, herself.
I admit, the initial captioned gave me a chuckle.
Thought he had a good point though, but that was squashed.
Understandable, really ...
... his passenger was probably headed for the graveyard, and it seems they're just dying to get in.
Sorry folks, I could not resist.
No Pun Intended
Haha.... good pun.